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UCL Astrophysics Group Postgraduate Admissions
- The deadline for applications for admission in 2017 has passed (27 January 2017). We will be considering all applications received and will invite a shortlist to interview in March 2017.
- We have recently been awarded additional STFC studentships as part of a successful bid to host a Centre for Doctoral Training in data-intensive science. All existing applicants who are eligible will be considered for one of these studentships. Click here for more information about the CDT.
- PhD admissions enquiries can be addressed to the committee (firstname.lastname@example.org). Your email will be answered by the chair of the admissions committee, Dr Nick Achilleos, or by another committee member. But it's likely that many questions will be answered in these pages so please read through before contacting us...
- Studentship availability and eligibility requirements
- How to apply and FAQs
- Interviews and offers
- PhD projects on offer in 2017
- Sources of further information
Once you have read the available information, UK/EU prospective students can apply online. There is a different procedure if you are applying from outside the EU (see studentship and eligibility requirements).
About UCL Astrophysics
UCL hosts one of the largest communities in the UK researching astrophysics, space science, and related topics. Studies are carried out in the Departments of both Physics & Astronomy and Space & Climate Physics (the latter at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, MSSL). Our research encompasses a wide range of topics including extrasolar planets, cosmology, star formation, galactic astrophysics, atmospheric physics, space-plasma physics, solar and solar-terrestrial physics, planetary sciences, galaxies and Active Galactic Nuclei, gamma-ray bursts, neutron stars, and neutrino astrophysics. Research ranges across observations, theory and instrument development.
While the two UCL departments are distinct, there is much interaction between them resulting from common interests; these overlaps are developed further through the UCL Institute of Origins and the Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL/Birkbeck.
Nevertheless, for a variety of administrative reasons, the
postgraduate admissions procedures for the two Departments operate separately so separate applications are required. In practice, this
means that you should consider carefully to which Department you should apply — or, of course, you may submit applications to both. Application details for
postgraduate admissions to MSSL are given on their separate website.
The remainder of the information given here applies
primarily to the Astrophysics Group in the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy,
itself one of the largest research groups in the UK, with approximately 100 members
of academic, research and support staff. We conduct research in atmospheric
physics, instrument development, and most areas of astrophysics (including
cosmology, galaxies, stellar astrophysics, star formation, and planetary
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